Cavaliers Legend Mark Price Voted by the Fans as the “Richfield Coliseum Era” Bobblehead Giveaway

first_img Matt Loede Cavs legend Mark Price has been voted as Cavalier fans as the team’s bobblehead giveaway to commemorate the Richfield Coliseum Era as part of the Cavs 50th Season Celebration.The exclusive bobblehead is the second of five to be voted on by fans and will feature the sweet-shooting point guard in his retired #25 Cavaliers blue and orange uniform. The special collectable will be given away to all fans in attendance at one of the designated Richfield Coliseum Era Nights during the upcoming 2019-20 season.Price played nine of his 12 seasons in the NBA with the Cavs. During his historical career in Cleveland, he was named an All-Star four times (1989, 1992-94), was the Three-Point Contest Champion in 1993 and 1994; and was named to the All-NBA Team (1988-89, 1991-94), including All-NBA First Team in 1992-93. Price ranks first among all Cavaliers in free throw percentage and second in three-point field goals made and attempted, assists and steals. He also ranks among the top 10 all-time in franchise history in three-point field goal percentage (4th) free throws made (5th), field goals made (6th) field goals attempted (6th), free throws attempted (7th), minutes played (7th) and games played (8th). Related TopicsCavsMark Pricecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Only Non-Life Threatening Injuries Reported in Monday Accident

first_imgVoight and Hanna suffered non-life threatening injuries and were treated at the hospital. Martushoff reported no injuries. Hanna was issued a citation for Negligent Driving. The initial accident pushed Voight’s vehicle into oncoming traffic, resulting in a second crash with a white 2013 GMC Van driven by 49-year-old Fedos Martushoff of Sterling. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Only non-life threatening injuries were reported in a three vehicle accident attended to in Sterling by Alaska State Troopers on Monday. According to the online Trooper report, investigation found that 20-year-old Shira Voight of Sterling was stopped and waiting to turn left in the southbound lane in a white Buick SUV when she was struck from behind by a southbound gold Subaru Forrester, driven by 18-year-old Jessica Hanna of Soldotna.center_img The two vehicles in the initial accident were damaged substantially but the third vehicle only received minor damage. At approximately 2:56 pm yesterday, Alaska State Troopers responded to an accident in sterling at mile 91.5 of the Sterling Highway, near Golden International and Lea’s Boutique. All of the individuals involved in the accident reported seatbelt use.last_img read more

NBBF Mourns Passing Of Basketballer Deborah Onu

first_imgOne of the rising prospects in the Nigerian basketball scene, Deborah Onu has succumbed to the cold hands of death in the early hours of Saturday at an Abuja based hospital due to complications from tuberculosis of the spine.The sad news was made public by the Secretary General of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi while briefing the board.According to her, the late Deborah was responding to treatments after undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of Primus Hospital, Karu before the sad incidence.“We were told she showed marked improvements and was gradually being eased off life support before her condition took a turn for the worst overnight before giving up the ghost. This is very sad and painful.”On his part, the NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida who was distraught by the news lamented the loss of the promising and talented basketballer as such an unripe age.“Our thoughts are with the parents, coaches and teammates at these dark hours. We pray for her gentle soul to find repose with her creator while granting those she left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”“We are comforted that she died knowing that Nigerians cared for her. From the reports we gathered, she was wrongly diagnosed for months by different Doctors which made her case more complicated.”Burial announcements will be announced by the family.RelatedBasketball: Former D’Tigers Invitee Ojo Dies At 27August 7, 2020In “BasketBall”Ifunanya Ibekwe: NBBF Fetes Arizona Women Basketball Player of the DecadeJuly 30, 2020In “BasketBall”D’Tigers Get NBA Coach Ahead Of Tokyo OlympicsFebruary 5, 2020In “BasketBall”last_img read more

Paul makes Test debut

first_imgGuyana all-rounder Keemo Paul made his Test debut yesterday in the 2nd Test vs Bangladesh at Sabina Park, Jamaica, and Windies fast-bowling legend, Sir Curtly Ambrose presented him with his cap.last_img

Whitecaps offense goes cold while starting pitcher Matt Manning strikes out eight in loss

first_img × Other Report a problem This item is… Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Shop Now ENDS IN (117) NBC Sports Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY $14.99$18.00 Ads by Amazon (17612) Fox Sports Go (2) Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly × × Other DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY × $0.00 Not relevant Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Bestseller Bestseller Mail Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Other DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller × Inappropriate / Offensive × ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Not relevant $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive (822) Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Shares Not relevantcenter_img Bestseller ENDS IN Bestseller (34271) $49.95 Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN $9.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly The League Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Other × Displayed poorly (657) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Not relevant $15.29$17.99 Report a problem This item is… The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY LocalSportsJournal.comThe West Michigan Whitecaps fell 3-2 to Fort Wayne in a matinee game on Wednesday.Whitecaps starter Matt Manning allowed three runs on five hits while striking out eight over five innings. Manning took the loss, dropping his season record to 1-2 on the year.Offensively, Luke Burch paced the Whitecaps with three hits and one run on the day while Reynaldo Rivera has the lone RBI for West Michigan.West Michigan is now 20-18 on the year and in third place of the Midwest League Eastern Division, 5 and ½ games behind first place Lansing.The Whitecaps will wrap up their series in Fort Wayne on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Other Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… (31628) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Twelve Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY $37.99 Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (7802) Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN ENDS IN last_img read more

Ravens’ karma trending in wrong direction for meeting with Bengals?

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — No matter which way you look this week, it’s impossible to ignore the signs of bad karma as the Ravens prepare for the most important game of their season and, perhaps, in the regular-season history of the franchise.There was the organization’s decision to delay the mailing of playoff tickets until next week. It’s clearly a financially-prudent choice, but it doesn’t exactly scream confidence in the Ravens winning in Cincinnati when looking from a superficial level.The Bengals then announced they sold out Paul Brown Stadium for Sunday’s showdown at 4:15 p.m., eliminating the potential for a listless atmosphere such as the one in which the Ravens played in Cleveland earlier this month. Poke all the fun you want at the two-for-one deal the organization offered its season-ticket holders, but there will be 65,000 fans in attendance, even if several thousand make the trip from Baltimore to support the Ravens.Of course, putting the interesting — but inconsequential — footnotes aside, the Ravens are dealing with a plethora of injuries as wide receiver Anquan Boldin has already been ruled out, leaving behind a passing offense that struggled to find its way against the Cleveland Browns last Saturday. Marshal Yanda, their Pro Bowl right guard, is dealing with rib and thigh contusions, leaving his status up in the air against the fifth-ranked run defense in the NFL.And, yes, the Ravens own a 3-4 record on the road this season. It’s the reason why they covet the AFC North title, a first-round bye, and a guarantee of a second-round playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium, where they are 8-0 this season.The Ravens want the home cooking, but they may need the time to allow their bodies to heal even more.“When you get that bye, you’re able to play fresh throughout the whole game, and it makes a big difference, a huge difference,” running back Ray Rice said. “Needless to say, this week is a playoff game. It’s big for them, and it’s even bigger for us.”Treating this one as a playoff game is a common theme shared by many in the Ravens’ locker room this week. The notion of this one being bigger for the Ravens than it is for the Bengals sounds great if you’re peering through purple-tinted lenses, but it goes against all reasonable logic.Regardless of what happens on Sunday, the Ravens know they’re playing another game; the Bengals own no such luxury. And for a Baltimore team that’s struggled to maintain focus on the road throughout the season — often faltering in weeks that followed a significant win — it’s a concerning circumstance.With so much emphasis on winning a championship with veterans such as Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in the twilight of their careers, are the Ravens too focused on the big picture of Indianapolis to pay close attention to the necessary stops along the way?“This game pays off, if we can this this game,” coach John Harbaugh said. “But, whatever happens, we’re going to play the next game, too. So, our focus is on this game. You can’t play games in the future, and you can’t play any games in the past.”The head coach said it himself. The Ravens still have outs if they lose on Sunday, even if you don’t like their odds having to go on the road for the fourth consecutive postseason.Meanwhile, the Bengals’ opportunity to make the playoffs diminishes significantly with a loss in what’s turned out to be a remarkable season under head coach Marvin Lewis. Cincinnati is that desperate man with nothing to lose, the one you don’t want to meet in a dark alley.Rookie Andy Dalton demanded the Ravens’ attention after throwing for 373 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati’s 31-24 loss in Baltimore last month. The Bengals possess three dangerous weapons in tight end Jermaine Gresham and wide receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson for Dalton to target.It falls short — in both height and statistics — of the Chargers offense that humiliated the Baltimore defense in a nationally-televised game two weeks ago, but it’s similar enough to raise concern if the uninspired Ravens show up like they did in road performances at Tennessee, Jacksonville, Seattle, and, most recently, San Diego.Continue >>>last_img read more

ITF West/Central African Junior Championships: Nigeria Crash Out Of AJC Qualifiers In Benin Republic

first_imgNigeria’s boys team at the ongoing ITF West/Central African Junior Championships (AJC) Finals qualifiers for U12 in Cotonou missed out on a place in the final of the boys’ category and after a narrow 1-2 loss to their Ghanaian counterparts in a closely fought semifinal encounter on Saturday.The loss means the team also missed out on qualifying for the AJC Finals which comes up in Morocco later in the year.Seun Ogunshakin dropped his first set at the tournament but still rallied to defeat his Ghanaian opponent in three sets 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 and put Nigeria 1-0 up in the best-of-three match series. The Ghanaians were soon level however after Precious Ikeuba lost the 2nd singles rubber in straight sets 4-6, 7-6.Nigeria’s hopes of making the finals of the tournament were finally doused in the doubles despite the valiant efforts of Mohammed Idris and Seun Ogunshakin. The duo put up a spirited fight against their opponents but still went down in three very close sets 5-7, 7-6, 10-8.The boys team will now tackle Mali in the third-place playoff today after the Malians lost 1-2 to hosts Benin Republic in the other semifinals. Ghana and the Benin Republic will contest the final at the Tennis Club de l’Amitié today with the winner booking a spot at the AJC Finals in Morocco.In the girls’ category, Salamatu Haruna and Niniola Ajulo both won their singles ties in straight sets against their Gabonese opponents. Haruna triumphed 6-1, 6-0 while Ajulo inflicted a double bagel on her opponent. Ajulo paired with Imole Afolabi to inflict another bagel in the doubles.The girls square off against Sierra Leone today in a classification game with the winners finishing in fifth place.Relatedlast_img read more

Basketball: D’Tigress, NBBF presents FIBA Afrobasket trophy to Minister of Sports

first_imgThe victorious D’Tigress team and some members of the Nigeria Basketball Federation board led by its president, Engineer Musa Kida paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Honorable Minister of Sport, Dare Sunday in his office in Abuja.The brief ceremony which had the Permanent Secretary and high ranking officials of the Ministry of Sports saw the presentation of the 2019 Afrobasket Women trophy to the Honorable Minister.While presenting the trophy, NBBF President, Engr Kida described the occasion as a significant one which marks the beginning of many things to come for the new minister while in office.Musa KidaHe said the courtesy call was the federation’s way of welcoming the Honorable Minister Dare Sunday to office while celebrating the 2019 Afrobasket feat with him as the number one sports administrator in Nigeria.“We are glad as a federation that we are the first to welcome the new minister to office with a trophy which we won in Senegal. This is not just another event for us as NBBF, it is a landmark achievement as we have been presented with such a golden opportunity to interface personally with the Honorable Minister.”Kida said at a crucial time like this with many international events to prosecute, it was imperative for the NBBF board to visit the minister and have firsthand information about what is happening within the federation.“Our men are in China and we all know how they got there. The women are the current African Champions. So, we needed to see the Minister and tell him about our plight. We are quite hopeful with the meeting we had with the Honorable Minister that things can only get better.”While addressing the team, Honorable Dare Sunday said, “Basketball has come to stay in this country. You serve as ambassadors for other girls and for the youth that we want to develop. I want to thank you for this victory. Nigerians want to thank you for this second victory.”He challenged the NBBF board and the D’Tigress to intensify their hard work stressing that the result of hard work is more work.“We want more laurels. The government of President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to give the D’Tigress the support it needs both financially and otherwise. You heard how the president followed the games and at some point, once we have a confirmed date, D’Tigress will be in Abuja and I will lead them to present the cup to President Muhammadu Buhari.Present at the event were the duo of D’Tigress players, Sarah Imovbioh and Kunaiyi Pallas Akpannah who represented the team while the NBBF had in attendance, Babatunde Ogunade, Col Sam Ahmedu 9rtd) and Alhaji Abba KakaRelatedlast_img read more

“Dunkirk” director Christopher Nolan “wasn’t really familiar” with Harry Styles before casting him

first_img(L-R) HARRY STYLES as Alex, ANEURIN BARNARD as Gibson and FIONN WHITEHEAD as Tommy in the Warner Bros. Pictures action thriller “DUNKIRK,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.(LOS ANGELES) — No stunt casting here: Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan tells Entertainment Tonight that he cast Harry Styles in the World War II film because of his talent, not his One Direction fame. In fact, he says he barely knew anything about Harry at the time.  “I was new to Harry,” he says. “I mean, I’ve heard his name from my kids, but I wasn’t really familiar with him…What I was seeing [when he auditioned] was a very charismatic guy who clearly had a truthfulness and a subtlety in his ability to perform as a film actor.”It’s the first major film role for the singer, who plays a World War II soldier fighting for his life during Operation Dynamo in Dunkirk, France.“Harry was very committed and determined to just being one of the guys and coming there and learning what he could from the most experienced people around him and diving into the role feet first,” Nolan says. “I think he’s done an incredible job on the film and I’m really excited to show it to people.”For those skeptical of Harry’s acting abilities, Nolan points out people were also skeptical when he cast Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight.“I have to trust my instincts, and Harry was perfect for this part,” he says.Dunkirk hits theaters July 21. Related Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Aussies rule the day in Nationwide event

first_imgSANDY — The Aussies ruled on the first day of the Nationwide Utah Championship at Willow Creek Country Club. With 156 golfers in the field — featuring golfers from all over the world, including 10 countries and 32 states — the top three golfers after Thursday’s first round all hail from Australia. Alistair Presnell, a 30-year-old from Melbourne, fired an 8-under-par 63 and leads David McKenzie, another golfer from Melbourne, and Andrew Buckle of Brisbane by one shot after each shot 64s. Another stroke back at 65 are a couple of Americans, Josh Teater of Kentucky and Craig Bowden of Indiana, while six golfers — Joe Daley, Skip Kendall, Tom Scherrer, Troy Kelly, John Kimbell and Canadian Jon Mills — all came in at 66.Among the half-dozen Utah players in the tourney, Daniel Summerhays had the best round, a 69, which puts him in a tie for 39th place.The two golfers from Melbourne, Presnell and McKenzie, played in the morning and finished 30 minutes apart.”That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?” said the 42-year-old McKenzie of the fact that two golfers from the same town halfway around the world are atop the leaderboard in Utah.Buckle played in the afternoon and birdied his final three holes to climb into a tie with McKenzie. While both Presnell and McKenzie come from the same city, they didn’t grow up together since they’re 12 years apart in age. Still, they know each other and have a few things in common.Presnell’s coach, Darren Cole is a good friend of McKenzie’s, and the two used to travel together a decade ago on the Australian Tour. In fact, Presnell gave credit to his coach for helping turn his short game around this week.”My putting was very good today,” said Presnell. “I’ve really been struggling with the putter, but the last couple of days I’ve sorted my short game out and felt a lot more comfortable on the course today.”In Thursday’s round, he started with an eagle at No. 10, his first hole, rolling in a 30-footer from the fringe and followed with a two-putt birdie at No. 12 and birdies from 10 feet at No. 14 and 15 feet at No. 15. He also came up with a couple of saves late in his round, sinking 10-foot putts at No. 6 after he got in a fairway bunker and at No. 8 when his first putt rolled past the hole. McKenzie said his round was nothing special, that is, aside from an eagle-2 at the 437-yard par-4 No. 6 hole. At that point, he was 5-under (he started on No. 10), hitting fairways and greens and making short putts. He hit his second shot from 190 yards on No. 6 and figured it was on the back of the green because it got no reaction from the volunteer at the green. “It bounced short and right of the green and bounced left and none of us knew it went in,” he said. “The lady at the green didn’t say anything, I got up there and looked in the hole and there it was. I’m thinking, ‘This must happen often’ because she didn’t say anything.”Buckle earned his way onto the PGA Tour in 2007, but is trying to work his way back, standing 42nd on the Nationwide money list this year. Presnell is a rookie on the Nationwide Tour and said he was planning to become an air conditioning apprentice before finishing seventh at the Moonah Classic in Australia in 2008. The $24,000 gave him enough to keep playing, and his life changed in March when he won the Moonah Classic, the second event on the Nationwide Tour schedule. Thanks to his victory, he received a two-year exemption for the Nationwide Tour and has played all season, currently ranking 18th on the money list.Besides Summerhays, among the locals, Clay Ogden shot 70, Chris Gresh 74, Mark Owen 74, Steve Schneiter 79 and Dave DeSantis 81.NATIONWIDE NOTES: Spots are still available for the Adult/Youth Pro-Am on Saturday at River Oaks Golf Course. The event pairs adult/youth teams with a Nationwide Tour player. Cost is $150 per team, which includes golf, lunch and tickets to the tournament. … Popular trick-shot artist Peter Johncke will put on a clinic Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Willow Creek driving range. … Jason Gore, a PGA Tour winner and regular this year, was 5-under with eight holes left, only to struggle with four bogeys and a triple bogey to finish at 73. The tournament has no title sponsor, but the presenting sponsor is the Utah Sports Commission.e-mail: sor@desnews.com Related Tourney turns into big, hairy deallast_img read more